Monday, October 3, 2011

Observations and Inferences

I've been meaning to share this lesson for a couple of weeks, and I finally got around to uploading my pictures! I've even missed Science Week, but better late than never, right?

The very first science lesson I do each year is about observations and inferences. Since we do much of our learning through investigations and experiments, it's really important for students to be able to make observations and inferences and understand the difference.

We talk first about ways to record observations, and we start making a chart that I'll keep up all year long: